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Norwegian council to tackle inshore pollution

Norway's environment minister Børge Brende has announced the formation of a national council to address sediment pollution thought to affect 1,200 square kilometres of the country's fjords and harbours, implementing a proposal in a marine environment white paper issued last year (EED 15/03/02). "This is a serious problem for society, and it will probably cost billions to clean up after 'the sins of the past' along the entire coast," Mr Brende said. See environment ministry press release, national council membership and website.

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